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Essex (County in East England, UK)

Essex Facts:
  • Essex is a non-metropolitan county in the East of England.
  • It is one of the home counties located to the northeast of Greater London.
  • Principal local authority for much of the county.
  • Chelmsford is the county town.
  • Located in the county are Lakeside Shopping Centre (in Thurruck) & London Stansted Airport.
  • Essex is known for the origin of the political term Essex man, & also for jokes about 'Essex girls'.
Essex History:
  • Essex originates in the Anglo-Saxon period of the Early Middle Ages.
  • The Kingdom of Essex was traditionally founded by Aescwine in 527 AD.
  • This Kingdom occupied territory north of the River Thames, including what would later become Middlesex & Hertfordshire.
  • Essex County Council was formed in 1889.
  • The Essex boundary with Greater London was established in 1965.
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